Katnook `Prodigy` Shiraz 2008 (6 x 750mL), Coonawarra, SA.

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Overview

Katnook Estate creates two Limited Release wines of exceptional quality which embody luxury and refinement. These flagship wines, Odyssey Cabernet Sauvignon and Prodigy Shiraz, are handcrafted from the vintages where only a superior quality is achieved. Crafted with the most meticulous attention to detail, these wines signify a seamless blend of intense fruit and extended oak maturation.

Region:
SA - Coonawarra
State:
South Australia
Country:
Australia

Expert Reviews

"Faultless"

This is the 10th release of Katnook Estate Prodigy shiraz. It spends 26 months in a mix of French and American oak, about half of which is new. Full-bodied and rich but this 2008 is remarkably spritely. It tastes of liqueured cherries, plums, toasty/smoky oak and bourbon. Those descriptors probably make it sound heavy, but the flavours remain fresh and lively, despite their intensity. Fresh acidity to finish. Soft, melted-in tannin. Faultless in the big, rich fashion. Rating 94 - Campbell Mattinson, Winefront Monthly (23/OCT/2011)

"Generous"

Deep colour. Intense blackberry/ vanilla/ malt aromas with boysenberry notes. Generous fruit sweet boysenberry/ red currant/ malty/ vanillin flavours. Finishes firm and long. Andrew Caillard MW, Langton's website, August 2011

"Savoury / spicy black fruits"

Deep purple-crimson, relatively speaking more elegant than some of its predecessors, 26 months in predominantly French and American oak barrels woven into the quite savoury / spicy black fruits and the extended finish. Drink to 2020: Rating 94 - James Halliday, Australian Wine Companion (OCT/2011)

Winery Tasting Notes

Colour

Deep dark plum with crimson and purple hints.

Aroma

A rich and complex array of fruit, oak and subtle maturationaromas. Attractive ripe raspberry and plum fruit with subtle licorice spice tones. Sweet vanillin and subtle light toast adds complexity to the fruit aromas.

Palate

A richly layered palate structure with ripe fruit, oak and maturation flavours seamlessly combined. Raspberry and plum fruit with sweet spices of licorice and light lingering pepper are a feature. Subtle oak with fine lingering tannins are in harmony with the palate structure.

Food Matching

The rich flavours of Prodigy will beautifully suit an oven-baked quail or dukkah crusted tuna steak served aside a rich ratatouille and greens. Also the perfect accompaniment to a selection of rich cheeses with brioche, paté and plum paste.

Medals & Trophies

Silver Medal, Internationla wine and Spirit Competition 2011

Vintage
2008
Region
SA - Coonawarra
Grape Style
Shiraz / Syrah
Closure Type
Screwcap closure
Alcohol
14.5%

Winery Profile

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Katnook Estate is one of the premier wineries in Australia's pre eminent red wine district, Coonawarra. Katnook Estate wines are made from select grapes grown in distinguished sites within the company's 330 hectares of Coonawarra vineyards.

Since 1980,  senior winemaker, Wayne Stehbens has crafted Katnook Estate wines and more recently, the iconic Odyssey Cabernet Sauvignon and Prodigy Shiraz.   

The Coonawarra wine region, Australia's "other red centre" is recognised world wide as producing exceptional Cabernet Sauvignon, as well as stylish Shiraz, Merlot, Chardonnay and Sauvignon Blanc.

Currently, over 5500 hectares are under vine in Coonawarra - with Cabernet Sauvignon and Shiraz accounting for 80% of plantings. 25% of wine produced in Coonawarra is exported.

The wines are shaped by the extraordinary terroir of Coonawarra - where the fabled Terra Rossa soils and cool maritime climate create the perfect wine grape growing environment.

Soil

Coonawarra's is famous for its prized Terra Rossa ( "Red Earth") soil. This rich, friable red loam vary from a few centimetres to a metre in depth and lie over a thin layer of calcareous matter, which in turn overlays a deep stratum of limestone. The cigar-shaped strip of Terra Rossa soil is only 12 km long and 2 km wide.  

Coonawarra appears completely flat, but in fact the red soil is situated on a slight but all important limestone ridge. The Terra Rossa soils are considered the best in the world for growing Cabernet Sauvignon.

Climate

Coonawarra is a cool wine region, with similar climatic conditions to Bordeaux, France. Both areas experience long but cool hours of sunshine during grape ripening - encouraging intense flavours balanced by good, natural acid.

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